Copycat researchers imitate supply chain attack that hit tech giants

This week, over 150 new packages have been published to the npm open-source repository named after private components being internally used by major companies.

These npm packages are identical to the proof-of-concept packages created by Alex Birsan, the researcher who had recently managed to infiltrate over major 35 tech firms and walk away with over six-figures in bug bounty rewards.

Within 48 hours of Birsan’s disclosure going public, copycat actors began pushing similar packages to npm, likely in a quest to earn bug bounties.

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Source: Bleeping Computer